Books - History of Astronomy

Book Lists - TOC Books - History of Astronomy Books - Early Astronomy Books - Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler Books - Galileo Books - Newton Books - 18th and 19th Centuries Books - 20th and 21st Centuries Books - Telescopes and Observatories ------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
Up Books - History of Astronomy
History of Astronomy - Wikipedia categories: History of Astronomy - Wikipedia Astronomers by Era - Wikipedia Astronomers by Nationality - Wikipedia Journal for the History of Astronomy Astronomiae Historia History of Astronomy Michael A. Hoskin (ed.) The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy 1997 - Cambridge University Press - 392 pp 5 Michael A. Hoskin (ed.) The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy 1999 - Cambridge University Press - 380 p none Michael A. Hoskin (ed.) The General History of Astronomy 1984 - Cambridge University Press - 4 volumes none Heather Couper The History of Astronomy 2007 - Firefly Books - 288 p 3 John Lankford History of Astronomy: An Encyclopedia (Garland Encyclopedias in the History of Science, Vol 1) 1996 - Routledge - 594 p none George Forbes History of Astronomy 1909 - available from Project Gutenberg none M. S. Longair The Cosmic Century: A History of Astrophysics and Cosmology 2006 - Cambridge University Press - 545 p 1 John David North Cosmos: An Illustrated History of Astronomy and Cosmology 2008 - University Of Chicago Press - rev ed - 736 p none John David North The Norton History of Astronomy and Cosmology 1994 - Norton - 697 p 2 Peter Aughton The Story of Astronomy: From Babylonian Stargazers to the Search for the Big Bang 2008 - Quercus - 222 p 1 Ian Glass Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists 2006 - Oxford University Press - 332 p none Anton Pannekoek A History of Astronomy 1961 - Interscience Pub. - 521 pp 1 Frederic L. Holmes (ed.) Dictionary of Scientific Biography 1980 - Scribner - 18 volumes 2 Marcia Bartusiak The Day We Found the Universe 2009 - Pantheon Books - 337 p 5 Marcia Bartusiak Archives of the Universe: 100 Discoveries That Transformed Our Understanding of the Cosmos 2006 - Vintage - 720 p none Marcia Bartusiak Archives of the Universe: A Treasury of Astronomy's Historic Works of Discovery 2004 - Pantheon Books - 695 p 2 Patrick Moore Watchers of the Stars: The Scientific Revolution 1973 - Putnam - 239 pp 2 Willy Ley Watchers of the Skies: An Informal History of Astronomy from Babylon to the Space Age 1963 - 528 pp none Charles-Albert Reichen A History of Astronomy 1963 - 105 pp none John Dorschner Astronomy, a Popular History 1975 - Van Nostrand Reinhold - 207 pp 1 David Stanley Evans Under Capricorn: A History of Southern Hemisphere Astronomy 1988 - Adam Hilger - none Patrick Moore The Picture History of Astronomy 1972 - Grosset and Dunlap - 4th rev. ed. - 253 p 1 Patrick Moore The Picture History of Astronomy 1961 - Grosset and Dunlap - 253 pp 1 Peter Whitfield The Mapping of the Heavens 1995 - Pomegranate Artbooks - 134 pp 1 Robert Wilson Astronomy Through the Ages: The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe 1997 - Princeton University Press - 302 pp 1 Ronald A. Schorn Planetary Astronomy: From Ancient Times to the Third Millennium 1998 - Texas A&M University Press - 376 pp 1 David Leverington Babylon to Voyager and Beyond: A History of Planetary Astronomy 2003 - Cambridge University Press - 568 p none Colin A. Ronan Discovering the Universe: A History of Astronomy 1971 - 248 pp none Edward W. Kolb Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas That Shaped Our View of the Universe 1996 - Addison-Wesley - 338 p 1 Daniel J. Boorstin The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself 1983 - Random House - 745 p 19 Stanley L. Jaki Planets and Planetarians: A History of Theories of the Origin of Planetary Systems 1977 - Wiley - 266 p 1 C. M. Linton From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy 2004 - Cambridge University Press - 532 p none ------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
Up Books - Early Astronomy
Astronomers by Era - Wikipedia Ancient Astronomers - Wikipedia Medieval Astronomers - Wikipedia 8th Century Astronomers - Wikipedia 15th Century Astronomers - Wikipedia Categories: History of Astronomy - Wikipedia Ancient Astronomy - Wikipedia Babylonian Astronomy - Wikipedia Ancient Greek Astronomy - Wikipedia Hindu Astronomy - Wikipedia Chinese Astronomy - Wikipedia Islamic Astronomy - Wikipedia Medieval European Astronomy - Wikipedia Ptolemy - Wikipedia Kenneth Brecher and Michael Feirtag Astronomy of the Ancients 1979 - MIT Press - 206 p 1 James Evans The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy 1998 - Oxford University Press - 496 p none J. L. E. Dreyer A History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler 1953 - Dover Publications - 2nd ed. - 438 p available from the Internet Archive 2 O. Neugebauer A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy 1975 - Springer Verlag - none Robert Grant History of physical astronomy, from the earliest ages to the middle of the 19th century 1852 - Henry G. Bohn - available from the Internet Archive none O. Neugebauer The Exact Sciences in Antiquity 1969 - Dover Publications - 2nd ed. - 240 pages none John David North Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos 1996 - Free Press - 609 p 3 James Cornell The First Stargazers An Introduction to the Origins of Astronomy 1981 - Scribner - 262 p 1 Evan Hadingham Early Man and the Cosmos 1984 - Walker and Co. - 271 p 6 Anthony Aveni People and the Sky: Our Anscestors and the Cosmos 2008 - Thames and Hudson - none Edwin C. Krupp Echoes of the Ancient Skies: The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations 2003 - Dover Publications - 416 p 1 Edwin C. Krupp Skywatchers, Shamans and Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power 1996 - Wiley - 384 p 1 Edwin C. Krupp In Search of Ancient Astronomies 1978 - Doubleday - 300 p 2 Giulio Magli Mysteries and Discoveries of Archaeoastronomy: From Giza to Easter Island 2009 - Copernicus Books - 444 p 2 Asger Aaboe Episodes from the Early History of Astronomy 2001 - Springer-Verlag none W. M. O'Neil Early Astronomy from Babylonia to Copernicus 1986 214 pp none Anthony F. Aveni Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures 1999 - Wiley - 240 p 2 Anthony F. Aveni The Ancient Astronomers 1993 - St. Remy Press; Smithsonian Books - 176 p 3 Thomas Heath Aristarchus of Samos: The Ancient Copernicus 2004 - Dover Publications - 448 p none Michael A. B. Deakin Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr 2007 - Prometheus Books - 231 p 1 Barbara C. Sproul Primal Myths: Creation Myths Around the World 1979 - Harper and Row - 373 p 1 Ray A. Williamson Living the Sky: The Cosmos of the American Indian 1987 - University of Oklahoma Press - 366 p 1 J. McKim Malville and Claudia Putnam Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest 1993 - Johnson Books; rev ed - 112 p electronic book 1 Dorcas S. Miller Stars of the First People: Native American Star Myths and Constellations 1997 - Pruett Pub. Co. - 346 p 2 John MacDonald The Arctic Sky: Inuit Astronomy, Star Lore, and Legend 1998 - Royal Ontario Museum/Nunavut Research Institute - 313 p 1 Michael Hamilton Morgan Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artists 2007 - National Geographic - 301 p 4 Bill Scheppler Al-Biruni: Master Astronomer and Muslim Scholar of the Eleventh Century 2006 - Rosen Pub. Group - 112 p 1 George Sarton A History of Science: Hellenistic Science and Culture in the Last Three Centuries B.C. 1959 - Harvard University Press - none Jo Marchant Decoding the Heavens: Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer 2008 - Arrow Books Ltd. - 336 p the 2000-year-old Antikythera Mechanism none David Edwin Pingree, Bruce Chandler, and Sara Schechner Eastern Astrolabes (Historic Scientific Instruments of the Adler Planetarium) 2009 - Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum - 268 p none James E. Morrison The Astrolabe 2007 - Janus - 438 p none Bruce Stephenson, Marvin Bolt, and Anna Felicity Friedman The Universe Unveiled: Instruments and Images Through History 2000 - Cambridge University Press - 152 p none Gerard L'E Turner Scientific Instruments, 1500-1900: An Introduction 1998 - University of California Press - 128 p none Gerard L'E. Turner Elizabethan Instrument Makers: The Origins of the London Trade in Precision Instrument Making 2001 - Oxford University Press, USA - 330 p none Harriet Wynter and Anthony John Turner Scientific Instruments 1975 - Scribner - 239 p 2 Silvio A. Bedini Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers 1964 - Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution - 184 p 1 Robert Grant History of Physical Astronomy from the Earliest Ages to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century 1852 - R. Baldwin - none ------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
Up Books - Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler
16th Century Astronomers - Wikipedia 17th Century Astronomers - Wikipedia German Astronomers - Wikipedia Danish Astronomers - Wikipedia Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) - Wikipedia Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) - Wikipedia Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) - Wikipedia Great Books of the Western World. 15: Ptolemy; Copernicus; Kepler 1990 - Encyclopaedia Britannica - 2nd ed. 4 Thomas S. Kuhn The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought 1957 - Harvard University Press - 297 p 1 Owen Gingerich Nicolaus Copernicus: Making the Earth a Planet 2005 - Oxford University Press - 124 p 1 Owen Gingerich The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus 2004 - Walker and Company - 306 p 5 Owen Gingerich The Eye of Heaven: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler 1993 - AIP Press - 442 pages none Owen Gingerich The Great Copernicus Chase and Other Adventures in Astronomical History 1992 - Cambridge University Press - 316 p none Jan Adamczewski Nicolaus Copernicus and His Epoch 1970 - Copernicus Society of America - 160 p 2 Angus Armitage The World of Copernicus (Sun, Stand Thou Still) 1947 - New American Library - 165 p 1 Angus Armitage Sun, Stand Thou Still: The Life and Work of Copernicus, the Astronomer 1947 - H. Schuman - 210 p 1 Angus Armitage Copernicus, the Founder of Modern Astronomy 1957 - A.S. Barnes - 236 p 2 Henry Thomas Copernicus 1960 - Messner - 192 p 1 Catherine M. Andronik Copernicus: Founder of Modern Astronomy 2002 - Enslow Publishers - 112 p 6 Howard Margolis It Started with Copernicus: How Turning the World Inside Out Led to the Scientific Revolution 2002 - McGraw-Hill - 224 p 1 Hans Blumenberg The Genesis of the Copernican World 1987 - MIT Press - 772 p 1 Todd Goble Nicholas Copernicus and the Founding of Modern Astronomy 2004 - Morgan Reynolds Pub. - 144 p 2 Barbara A. Somervill Nicolaus Copernicus: Father of Modern Astronomy 2005 - Compass Point Books - 112 p 3 William T. Vollmann Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres 2006 - Atlas Books/Norton - 295 p 2 Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton 758 p 1 Norriss S. Hetherington Planetary Motions: A Historical Perspective 2006 - Greenwood Press - 224 p 2 Jack Repcheck Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began 2007 - Simon and Schuster - 239 p 4 A. Koyré The Astronomical Revolution: Coperincus -- Kepler -- Borelli 1973 - Dover - none Dennis Richard Danielson The First Copernican: Georg Joachim Rheticus and the Rise of the Copernican Revolution 2006 - Walker and Company - 264 p 2 Mary Gow Tycho Brahe: Astronomer 2002 - Enslow Publishers - 128 p 3 Don Nardo Tycho Brahe: Pioneer of Astronomy 2008 - Compass Point Books - 112 p 3 John A. Gade The Life and Times of Tycho Brahe 1947 - Princeton University Press - 209 p 1 Victor E. Thoren The Lord of Uraniborg: A Biography of Tycho Brahe 1990 - Cambridge none Francis Beckett and Charles Christensen Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg and Stjerneborg on the Island of Hveen 1921 - Oxford University Press - none J. L. E. Dreyer Tycho Brahe 1890 - Adam and Charles Black - none Kitty Ferguson Tycho and Kepler: The Unlikely Partnership that Forever Changed Our Understanding of the Heavens 2002 - Walker and Co. - 402 p 2 Joshua Gilder Heavenly Intrigue: Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the Murder Behind One of History's Greatest Scientific Discoveries 2004 - Doubleday - 304 p 2 Max Caspar Kepler 1993 - Dover Publications - 441 p 1 James R. Voelkel Johannes Kepler and the New Astronomy 1999 - Oxford University Press - 141 p 3 Arthur Koestler The Watershed: A Biography of Johannes Kepler 1960 - Anchor Books - 280 p 2 John Hudson Tiner Johannes Kepler, Giant of Faith and Science 1977 - Mott Media - 200 p 3 James A. Connor Kepler's Witch: An Astronomer's Discovery of Cosmic Order Amid Religious War, Political Intrigue, and the Heresy Trial of His Mother 2004 - HarperSanFrancisco - 402 p 4 Mary Gow Johannes Kepler: Discovering the Laws of Planetary Motion 2003 - Enslow Publishers - 128 p 2 Heather Hasan Kepler and the Laws of Planetary Motion 2005 - Rosen Pub. Group - 1 Atlas of the Skies: Journeying Between the Stars and Planets in the Discovery of the Universe 2003 - TAJ Books - 240 p 1 Patrick Moore The Great Astronomical Revolution: 1534-1687 and the Space Age Epilogue 1994 - Albion Publishing - none ------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
Up Books - Galileo
17th Century Astronomers - Wikipedia Italian Astronomers - Wikipedia Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) - Wikipedia The Galileo Project - Rice University Galileo Galilei 1564-1642. Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo 1957 - Doubleday - 302 p 3 Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 Sidereus Nuncius - The Starry Messenger none Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems 1962 - University of California Press - 505 p 1 Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences 1933 - Macmillan - 300 p 1 Great Books of the Western world. 26: Gilbert; Galileo; Harvey 1990 - Encyclopaedia Britannica - 2nd ed. 4 James Reston Galileo: A Life 1994 - HarperCollins Publishers - 319 p 5 Stillman Drake Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography 1978 - University of Chicago Press - 536 p 1 Stillman Drake Galileo Studies: Personality, Tradition, and Revolution 1970 - University of Michigan Press - 289 p 1 Laura Fermi Galileo and the Scientific Revolution 1961 - Basic Books - 150 p 2 Eileen Reeves Galileo's Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror 2008 - Harvard University Press - 240 p 1 Alfred Noyes Watchers of the Sky 1922 - Frederick A. Stokes - 281 p available from Project Gutenberg 1 Carlo Luigi Golino Galileo Reappraised 1966 - University of California Press - 110 p 1 Karl von Gebler Galileo Galilei and the Roman Curia: From Authentic Sources 1977 - Richwood Pub. Co. - 356 p 1 William R. Shea Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius 2003 - Oxford University Press - 226 p 4 Eric Flint 1634: The Galileo Affair 2004 - Baen Books - 549 p 8 Maurice A. Finocchiaro Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992 2005 - University of California Press - 485 p 1 Pietro Redondi Galileo Heretic = Galileo Eretico 1987 - Princeton University Press - 356 p 1 Giorgio De Santillana The Crime of Galileo 1962 - Time - 371 p 1 Sidney Rosen Galileo and the Magic Numbers 1958 - Little, Brown - 212 p 2 Ludovico Geymonat Galileo Galilei: A Biography and Inquiry into His Philosophy of Science 1965 - McGraw-Hill - 260 p 1 The Achievement of Galileo Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 1962 - Twayne Publishers - 256 p 1 Jerome J. Langford Galileo, Science, and the Church 1992 - University of Michigan Press - 3rd ed. - 225 p 1 Wade Rowland Galileo's Mistake A New Look at the Epic Confrontation Between Galileo and the Church 2003 - Arcade Pub. - 298 p 5 Stephen P. Maran and Laurence A. Marschall Galileo's New Universe: The Revolution in Our Understanding of the Cosmos 2009 - BenBella Books - 174 p 1 William Bixby The Universe of Galileo and Newton 1964 - American Heritage Pub. Co.; Harper and Row - 153 p 1 Charles E. Hummel The Galileo Connection: Resolving Conflicts Between Science and the Bible 1986 - InterVarsity Press - 293 p 2 Manfred Weidhorn The Person of the Millennium: The unique Impact of Galileo on World History 2005 - iUniverse - 161 p 2 Maria Celeste Galilei 1600-1634 Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 2001 - Walker and Co. - 377 p 2 Dava Sobel Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love 1999 - Walker and Co. - 420 p 31 Galileo, Man of Science 1967 - Basic Books - 455 p 1 Bertolt Brecht Life of Galileo 1994 - Arcade Pub.; Little, Brown - 265 p 5 William J. Boerst Galileo Galilei and the Science of Motion 2004 - Morgan Reynolds Pub. - 144 p 2 Colin A. Ronan Galileo 1974 - Putnam - 264 p 2 Dudley Shapere Galileo: A Philosophical Study 1974 - University of Chicago Press - 161 p 1 James Brodrick Galileo: The Man, His Work, His Misfortunes 1964 - Harper and Row - 152 p 1 Paul Hightower Galileo: Astronomer and Physicist 1997 - Enslow Publishers - 128 p 4 Deborah Hitzeroth Galileo Galilei 1992 - Lucent Books - 96 p 4 James H. MacLachlan Galileo Galilei: First Physicist 1997 - Oxford University Press - 126 p 3 William J. Boerst Galileo Galilei and the Science of Motion 2004 - Morgan Reynolds Pub. - 144 p 2 Robin S. Doak Galileo: Astronomer and Physicist 2005 - Compass Point Books - 112 p 3 Rachel Hilliam Galileo Galilei: Father of Modern Science 2005 - Rosen Pub. Group - 112 p 1 Peter Sis Starry Messenger: A Book Depicting the Life of a Famous Scientist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Philosopher, Physicist, Galileo Galilei 1996 - Farrar Straus Giroux - 29 ------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
Up Books - Newton
17th Century Astronomers - Wikipedia English Astronomers - Wikipedia Newton's Papers - Cambridge University Isaac Newton (1643-1727) - Wikipedia Edmond Halley (1656-1742) - Wikipedia Isaac Newton Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy 1952 - Encyclopaedia Britannica Great Books - 619 p 6 Richard S. Westfall Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton 1983 - Cambridge University Press - rev ed - 908 p 1 Richard S. Westfall Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton 1980 - Cambridge University Press - 908 p 3 James Gleick Isaac Newton 2003 - Pantheon Books - 272 p 11 Frank Edward Manuel A Portrait of Isaac Newton 1968 - Belknap Press of Harvard University Press - 478 p 1 Gale E. Christianson In the Presence of the Creator: Isaac Newton and His Times 1984 - Free Press; Collier Macmillan - 623 p 2 Gale E. Christianson Isaac Newton and the Scientific Revolution 1996 - Oxford University Press - 155 p 4 Gale E. Christianson Isaac Newton 2005 - Oxford University Press - 144 p 1 Peter Ackroyd Newton 2006 - Nan A. Talese; Doubleday - 176 p 5 J. W. N. Sullivan Isaac Newton, 1643-1727 1938 - Macmillan - 275 p 1 E. N. da C. Andrade Sir Isaac Newton 1654 - Doubleday - 144 p 2 John Fauvel Let Newton Be! 1988 - Oxford University Press - 272 p 1 Thomas Levenson Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist 2009 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 336 p (Newton at the Royal Mint) 3 Michael White Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer 1997 - Addison-Wesley - 402 p 6 Alain Bauer Isaac Newton's Freemasonry: The Alchemy of Science and Mysticism 2007 - Inner Traditions - 146 p 1 Patricia Fara Newton: The Making of Genius 2002 - Columbia University Press - 347 p 1 David Berlinski Newton's Gift: How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World 2000 - Free Press - 217 p 6 Ivars Peterson Newton's Clock: Chaos in the Solar System 1993 - W.H. Freeeman and Co. - 317 p 2 On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy 2002 - Running Press - 1264 p 6 Jason Socrates Bardi The Calculus Wars: Newton, Leibniz, and the Greatest Mathematical Clash of All Time 2006 - Thunder's Mouth Press - 277 p 1 William Bixby The Universe of Galileo and Newton 1964 - American Heritage Pub. Co.; Harper and Row - 153 p 1 Robert H. Hurlbutt Hume, Newton, and the Design Argument 1965 - University of Nebraska Press - 221 p 1 Harry Sootin Isaac Newton 1955 - Messner - 191 p 1 Norriss S. Hetherington Planetary Motions: A Historical Perspective 2006 - Greenwood Press - 224 p 2 John R. Gribbin The Fellowship: Gilbert, Bacon, Harvey, Wren, Newton, and the Story of a Scientific Revolution 2005 - Overlook Press - 335 p 3 Colin A. Ronan Edmond Halley: Genius in Eclipse 1969 - Doubleday - 251 p 1 Mary Virginia Fox Scheduling the Heavens: The Story of Edmond Halley 2006 - Morgan Reynolds Pub. - 2 Alan Cook Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas 1998 - Oxford University Press - 576 pages none ------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
Up Books - 18th and 19th Centuries
18th Century Astronomers - Wikipedia 19th Century Astronomers - Wikipedia Astronomers by Nationality - Wikipedia A Brief History of Optics Astronomical Instrument Makers - Wikipedia Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736-1813) - Wikipedia Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) - Wikipedia Roger Hahn Pierre Simon Laplace, 1749-1827: A Determined Scientist 2005 - Harvard University Press - 310 p 1 Charles Coulston Gillispie Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 2000 - Princeton University Press - 336 p none Ronald L. Numbers Creation by Natural Law: Laplace's Nebular Hypothesis in American Thought 1977 - University of Washington Press - 184 p 1 Michael J. Crowe The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750-1900: The Idea of a Plurality of Worlds from Kant to Lowell 1986 - Cambridge University Press - none William Herschel (1738-1822) - Wikipedia J. L. E. Dreyer (ed.) The Scientific Papers of Sir William Herschel 1912 - Kessinger Publishing - vol 1 - 764 p none Edward Singleton Holden Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works 1881 - Charles Scribner's Sons - 238 p available from Project Gutenberg none Michael A. Hoskin Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel 2011 - Princeton University Press - 272 p none Michael A. Hoskin William Herschel and the Construction of the Heavens 1963 - Norton - 199 p William Herschel (1738-1822) 1 Michael A. Hoskin The Herschel Partnership 2003 - Science History Publications - 190 p none Michael D. Lemonick The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos 2009 - W.W. Norton - 1 Padma Venkatraman Double Stars: The Story of Caroline Herschel 2007 - Morgan Reynolds Publishing - 176 p none Constance A. Lubbock The Herschel Chronicle: The Life Story of William Herschel and His Sister Caroline Herschel 1933 - Cambridge University Press - none Angus Armitage William Herschel 1962 - Thomas Nelson and Sons - 158 p none Deborah Crawford The King's Astronomer, William Herschel 1968 - Messner - none J. B. Sidgwick William Herschel, Explorer of the Heavens 1953 - Faber and Faber - 228 p none James Sime William Herschel and His Work 2008 - BiblioLife - 276 p none James Sime William Herschel and His Work 1900 - T. & T. Clark - none John F. W. Herschel Outlines of Astronomy 1860 - Blanchard and Lea - none Gunther Buttmann The Shadow of the Telescope: A Biography of John Herschel 1970 - Scribner's Sons - 219 p 1 Michael J. Crowe Modern Theories of the Universe from Herschel to Hubble 1994 - Dover Publications - none Michael J. Crowe Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution 1990 - Dover Publications - none Richard Holmes The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science 2008 - Pantheon Books - 552 p 4 Dieter Herrman The History of Astronomy from Herschel to Hertzsprung 1984 - Cambridge University Press - none John Goodricke (1764-1786) - eclipsing binaries - Wikipedia Joseph Fourier (1768-1830) - Wikipedia Fourier Optics - Wikipedia Thomas Young (1773-1829) - Wikipedia Andrew Robinson The Last Man Who Knew Everything: Thomas Young, the Anonymous Polymath Who Proved Newton Wrong, Explained How We See, Cured the Sick, and Deciphered the Rosetta Stone 2006 - Pi Press - 288 p 2 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784-1846) - parallax distances - Wikipedia Jürgen Hamel Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel 1984 - BDB B. G. Teubner Verlagsgesellschaft - none Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787-1826) - Wikipedia Fraunhofer Lines - Wikipedia Fraunhofer Diffraction - Wikipedia Spectrum of Belief: Joseph von Fraunhofer and the Craft of Precision Optics 2000 - The MIT Press - 236 p none Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788-1827) - Wikipedia Fresnel Diffraction - Wikipedia George Biddell Airy (1801-1892) - Wikipedia Airy Disk - Wikipedia Point Spread Function - Wikipedia The Airy Disk - And Why You Can’t Avoid It Thomas William Webb (1807-1885) - Wikipedia The Webb Society Rev. T. W. Webb T. W. Webb Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes 1917 - Longmans, Green and Co. - none Transit of Venus - Wikipedia Transit of Venus 2012 - Wikipedia 2004 and 2012 Transits of Venus - NASA transitofvenus.org The History of the Transit of Venus William Sheehan and John Westfall The Transits of Venus 2004 - Prometheus Books - 407 p 1 Eli Maor June 8, 2004: Venus in Transit 2000 - Princeton University Press - 186 p 2 David Sellers The Transit of Venus: The Quest to Find the True Distance of the Sun 2001 - MagaVelda Press - available from Outerlibrary Loan none Harry Woolf The Transits of Venus 1959 - Princeton University Press - available from Outerlibrary Loan none Nick Lomb Transit of Venus: 1631 to the Present 2011 - The Experiment - 228 p 1 Michael Maunder and Patrick Moore Transit: When Planets Cross the Sun 1999 - Springer - 172 p available from Outerlibrary Loan none Jean Meeus Transits 1998 - Willmann-Bell - 75 p available from Outerlibrary Loan none Jeremiah Horrocks - Wikipedia Jeremiah Horrocks - Father of British Astronomy Richard A. Proctor Transits of Venus: A Popular Account of Past and Coming Transits from the First Observed by Horrocks A.D. 1639 to the Transit of A.D. 2012 1874 - Longmans, Green - none Arundell Blount Whatton Memoir of the Life and Labours of the Rev. Jeremiah Horrox, Curate of Hoole, near Preston; to Which Is Appended a Translation of His Celebrated Discourse upon the Transit of Venus across the Sun 1859 - Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt - none Peter Aughton The Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy 2005 - Orion Publishing - 232 p none Peter Adds, Paul Callaghan, Hamish Campbell, Richard Hall, Anne Salmond, and Duncan Steel The Transit of Venus: How a Rare Astronomical Alignment Changed the World 2008 - Awa Press - 128 p none Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. (ed.) The 1769 Transit of Venus: The Baja California Observations of Jean-Baptiste Chappe d'Auteroche, Vicente de Doz, and Joaquin Velázquez Cardenas de León 1982 - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - none Willy Ley Watchers of the Skies: An Informal History of Astronomy from Babylon to the Space Age 1966 - Viking Press - none Simon Newcomb Side-Lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science 1906 - available from Project Gutenberg none Simon Newcomb The Reminiscences of an Astronomer 1903 - Harper and Brothers - available from Project Gutenberg none Simon Newcomb Popular Astronomy 1880 - Harper - none Joseph Ashbrook The Astronomical Scrapbook: Skywatchers, Pioneers, and Seekers in Astronomy 1984 - Sky Publishing Corporation - none Brooke Hindle The Pursuit of Science in Revolutionary America: 1735-1789 1956 - University of North Carolina Press - [David Rittenhouse (1732-1796) and the 1769 transit] 1 Boris N. Menshutkin Russia's Lomonosov 1952 - Princeton University Press - [first to see the atmosphere of Venus during a transit] none Mary Proctor Romance of the Sun 1927 - Harper - none Donald Fernie The Whisper and the Vision: The Voyages of the Astronomers 1976 - Clark, Irwin - 189 p none Andrea Wulf Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens 2012 - Knopf - 336 p none Mark Anderson The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus 2012 - Da Capo Press - 304 p 1 Peter Aughton Endeavour: The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage 1999 - Barnes and Noble Inc. - 216 p none James Cook - A. Grenfell Price The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific, as Told by Selections of His Own Journals, 1768-1779 1971 - Dover Publications - 292 p 1 Richard Hough Captain James Cook 1995 - W. W. Norton and Co. - 398 p 2 J. C. Beaglehole The Life of Captain James Cook 1974 - Stanford University Press - 1 J. C. Beaglehole The Journals of Captain Cook 1999 - Penguin - none J. C. Beaglehole The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks 1963 - Angus and Robertson - none Urbain Le Verrier (1811-1877) - Wikipedia Johann Gottfried Galle (1812-1910) Neptune 23 Sept. 1846 - Wikipedia Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822-1875) - Wikipedia John Couch Adams (1819-1892) - Wikipedia Morton Grosser The Discovery of Neptune 1962 - Harvard University Press - 170 p none Tom Standage The Neptune File: A Story of Astronomical Rivalry and the Pioneers of Planet Hunting 2000 - Walker and Co. - 240 p 4 James Craig Watson (1838-1880) - asteroids, planet Vulcan - Wikipedia Richard Baum and William Sheehan In Search of Planet Vulcan: The Ghost in Newton's Clockwork Universe 2003 - Basic Books - 328 p none Richard Baum The Haunted Observatory: Curiosities from the Astronomer's Cabinet 2007 - Prometheus Books - 416 p 1 Wilhelm Tempel (1821-1889) - comets - Wikipedia James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) - Wikipedia Maxwell's Equations - Wikipedia The James Clerk Maxwell Foundation James Clerk Maxwell A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism 1873 - 2 vol - 3rd ed. - none James Clerk Maxwell A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field none Lewis Campbell and William Garnett The Life of James Clerk Maxwell: With Selections from His Correspondence and Occasional Writings 1884 - Macmillan and Co. - 446 p none Basil Mahon The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell 2003 - Wiley - 246 p none Martin Goldman The Demon in the Aether: The Story of James Clerk Maxwell 1983 - 224 p none Ivan Tolstoy James Clerk Maxwell: A Biography 1982 - University of Chicago Press - 184 p none Peter M. Harman The Natural Philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell 1998 - Cambridge University Press - none C. F. W. Everitt James Clerk Maxwell: Physicist and Natural Philosopher 1975 - Charles Scribner's Sons - none C. Domb (ed.) Clerk Maxwell and Modern Science 1963 - Athlone Press - none John Hendry James Clerk Maxwell and the Theory of the Electromagnetic Field 1986 - A. Hilger - 305 p none D. M. Siegel Innovation in Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory 1991 - Cambridge University Press - none T. K. Simpson Maxwell on the Electromagnetic Field 1997 - Rutgers University Press - none William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) - Wikipedia Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) - Wikipedia George Francis FitzGerald (1851-1901) - Wikipedia Oliver Joseph Lodge (1851-1940) - Wikipedia John Henry Poynting (1852-1914) - Wikipedia Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894) - Wikipedia Bruce J. Hunt The Maxwellians 1991 - Cornell University Press - 280 p none Oliver Heaviside Electromagnetic Theory, Volume 1-3 2007 - Cosimo Classics - 536 p none Oliver Heaviside Electrical Papers 2005 - Adamant Media Corporation - 584 p none P. J. Nahin Oliver Heaviside, Sage in Solitude 1988 - IEEE Press - none Basil Mahon Oliver Heaviside: Maverick Mastermind of Electricity 2009 - Institution of Engineering and Technology - 224 p none Ido Yavetz From Obscurity to Enigma: The Work of Oliver Heaviside, 1872-1891 1995 - Birkhäuser Basel - 334 p none Robyn Arianrhod Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World Through the Language of Mathematics 2005 - Oxford University Press - 323 p 5 Albert Abraham Michelson (1852-1931) - Wikipedia Albert Abraham Michelson - bio Edward Williams Morley (1838-1923) - Wikipedia Michelson–Morley Experiment - Wikipedia Dorothy Michelson Livingston The Master of Light: A Biography of Albert A. Michelson 1973 - Scribner - 376 p 1 Bernard Jaffe Michelson and the Speed of Light 1960 - Doubleday - 197 p 1 Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793-1864) - double stars - Wikipedia Otto Wilhelm von Struve (1819-1905) - double stars - Wikipedia Richard Christopher Carrington (1826–1875) - solar flares Edward Sabine (1788–1883) - Earth's magnetic field Edward Walter Maunder (1851–1928) - sunspots Annie Scott Dill Maunder (1868–1947) - sunspots Maunder Minimum - sunspots rare, 1645 to 1715 Stuart Clark The Sun Kings: The Unexpected Tragedy of Richard Carrington and the Tale of How Modern Astronomy Began 2007 - Princeton University Press - 211 p 2 William Huggins (1824-1910) - spectroscopy - Wikipedia Margaret Lindsay Huggins (1848-1915) - spectroscopy - Wikipedia Margaret Lindsay Huggins William Huggins William and Margaret Huggins and the Origins of Astrophysics Barbara J. Becker Unravelling Starlight: William and Margaret Huggins and the Rise of the New Astronomy 2011 - Cambridge University Press - 400 p none Joseph Norman Lockyer (1836-1920) - helium on the Sun - Wikipedia Pierre Jules César Janssen (1824-1907) - helium on the Sun - Wikipedia William Ramsay (1852-1916) - helium on Earth - Wikipedia Helium - Wikipedia Arthur Jack Meadows Science and Controversy: A Biography of Sir Norman Lockyer 1972 - MIT Press - 331 p 1 James Edward Keeler (1857-1900) - Wikipedia James Edward Keeler - biography Pioneer American Astrophysicist Donald E. Osterbrock James E. Keeler: Pioneer American Astrophysicist: And the Early Development of American Astrophysics 2002 - Cambridge University Press - 424 p James E. Keeler (1857-1900) none Percival Lawrence Lowell (1855-1916) - Wikipedia William Graves Hoyt Lowell and Mars 1976 - University of Arizona Press - none David Strauss Percival Lowell: The Culture and Science of a Boston Brahmin 2001 - Harvard University Press - 352 p none Percival Lowell Mars: Is There Life On Mars? 2008 - Forgotten Books - 102 p none Percival Lowell Mars as the Abode Of Life (1908) 2008 - Kessinger Publishing, LLC - 320 p none Percival Lowell Mars and Its Canals (1911) 2008 - Kessinger Publishing, LLC - 440 p none M. T. Brück Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics 2002 - Cambridge University Press - 286 p 1 - from MAS 2009 Agnes Mary Clerke A Popular History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century 1885 - Adam and Charles Black - 1902 - 4th ed. available from Project Gutenberg none Agnes Mary Clerke The System of the Stars 1890 - Adam and Charles Black - none Agnes Mary Clerke Problems in Astrophysics 1902 - Adam and Charles Black - none Agnes Mary Clerke Modern Cosmogonies 1905 - Adam and Charles Black - none Allan Chapman The Victorian Amateur Astronomer: Independent Astronomical Research in Britain 1820-1920 1999 - Praxis Publishing - none George Forbes David Gill, Man and Astronomer 1916 - John Murray - none John Lankford American Astronomy: Community, Careers, and Power, 1859-1940 1997 - University Of Chicago Press - 474 p none Edward Emerson Barnard (1857-1923) - Wikipedia E. E. Barnard E. E. Barnard - bio E. E. Barnard - photos - Milky Way William Sheehan The Immortal Fire Within: Life and Work of Edward Emerson Barnard 1995 - Cambridge University Press - none Robert S. Richardson The Star Lovers 1967 - MacMillan Company - 310 p biographies of 16 astronomers available from Outer Library Loan none ------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
Up Books - 20th and 21st Centuries
20th Century Astronomers - Wikipedia 21st Century Astronomers - Wikipedia Ejnar Hertzsprung (1873-1967) - Wikipedia Henry Norris Russell (1877-1957) - Wikipedia Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram - Wikipedia David H. DeVorkin Henry Norris Russell 2000 - Princeton University Press - 528 p none Harlow Shapley (1885-1972) - Wikipedia The Shapley-Curtis Debate Harlow Shapley Beyond the Observatory 1967 - Scribner's - none Frank H. Shu The Physical Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy 1982 - University Science Books - 584 p none R. W. Smith The Expanding Universe: Astronomy's 'Great Debate' 1900-1931 1982 - Cambridge Univesity Press - none O. Struve and V. Zebergs Astronomy of the 20th Century 1962 - McMillan - none Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944) - Wikipedia Sir Arthur Eddington S. Chandrasekhar Eddington 1983 - Cambridge Univ. Press - none Arthur Stanley Eddington Space, Time and Gravitation: An Outline of the General Relativity Theory 1920 - 218 pages available from Project Gutenberg none Arthur Stanley Eddington The Expanding Universe 1933 - 127 pages none Edward Charles Pickering (1846-1919) - Wikipedia William Henry Pickering (1858-1938) - Wikipedia Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) - Cepheids - Wikipedia Vesto Melvin Slipher (1875-1969) - galactic redshifts - Wikipedia Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) - Wikipedia Edwin Hubble - by Allan Sandage Hubble's Law - Wikipedia Milton Lasell Humason (1891-1972) - Wikipedia Women in Astronomy Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) - Wikipedia Georges Lemaître (1894-1966) - Big Bang - Wikipedia The Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker Metric - Wikipedia Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann (1888-1925) - Wikipedia Gale E. Christianson Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae 1995 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux - 420 p 3 Claire L. Datnow Edwin Hubble: Discoverer of Galaxies 1997 - Enslow - 128 p 6 Edwin Hubble The Realm of the Nebulae 1936 - Dover Publications - none George Johnson Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe 2005 - W. W. Norton and Company - 162 p 7 David H. Clark and Matthew D.H. Clark Measuring the Cosmos: How Scientists Discovered the Dimensions of the Universe 2004 - Rutgers University Press - 202 p 2 Alan W. Hirshfeld Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos 2001 - W.H. Freeman and Co. - 314 pp 3 Stephen Webb Measuring the Universe: The Cosmological Distance Ladder 1999 - Springer - 358 p none Kitty Ferguson Measuring the Universe: Our Historic Quest to Chart the Horizons of Space and Time 1999 - Walker and Company - 342 p 2 Albert Van Helden Measuring the Universe: Cosmic Dimensions from Aristarchus to Halley 1986 - University Of Chicago Press - 212 p none J. Richard Gott Sizing Up the Universe: The Cosmos in Perspective 2011 - National Geographic - 246 p 3 Heinrich Eichhorn Astronomy of Star Positions 1974 - Frederick Ungar Publishing Company - none David A. Weintraub How Old Is the Universe? 2011 - Princeton University Press - 370 p 2 John R. Gribbin The Birth of Time: How Astronomers Measured the Age of the Universe 1999 - Yale University Press - 237 p 9 Paul Murdin Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos 2010 - University of Chicago Press - 341 p 2 Richard Berendzen, Richard Hart, and Daniel Seeley Man Discovers the Galaxies 1976 - Science History Publications - 228 p 1 Charles Whitney The Discovery of the Galaxy 1971 - Alfred A. Knopf - none Walter Baade (1893-1960) - supernovae, neutron stars - Wikipedia Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974) - supernovae, neutron stars - Wikipedia Rudolph Minkowski (1895-1976) - type I and type II supernovae - Wikipedia Rudolph Minkowski - bio Supernova - Wikipedia Neutron Star - Wikipedia Donald E. Osterbrock Walter Baade: A Life in Astrophysics 2001 - Princeton University Press - 256 p none Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995) - Wikipedia The Chandrasekhar Limit - Wikipedia Kameshwar C. Wali Chandra: A Biography of S. Chandrasekhar 1992 - University Of Chicago Press - 341 p 1 Kameshwar C. Wali (ed.) Chandrasekhar: The Man Behind the Legend - Chandra Remembered 1997 - Imperial College Press - 223 p none G. Srinivasan (ed.) From White Dwarfs to Black Holes: The Legacy of S. Chandrasekhar 1997 - The University of Chicago Press - none Arthur I. Miller Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes 2005 - Houghton Mifflin - 364 p 4
Karl Guthe Jansky (1905-1950) - radio waves from the Milky Way - Wikipedia Karl Jansky and the Discovery of Cosmic Radio Waves Karl Jansky Radio Astronomy Monument Grote Reber (1911-2002) - first parabolic radio telescope - Wikipedia Reber Radio Telescope - Wheaton, Illinois - Wikipedia Reber Radio Telescope replica - Green Bank, West Virginia John Daniel Kraus (1910-2004) - radio astronomy at Ohio State University - Wikipedia Jan Hendrik Oort (1900-1992) - radio astronomy - Wikipedia Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943-) - pulsars - Wikipedia Anthony Hewish (1924-) - pulsars - Wikipedia George Gamow (1904-1968) - predicted cosmic microwave background - Wikipedia Philip James Edwin Peebles (1935-) - predicted cosmic microwave background - Wikipedia Arno Allan Penzias (1933-) - cosmic microwave background - 1965 - Wikipedia Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936-) - cosmic microwave background - 1965 - Wikipedia Woodruff T. Sullivan Cosmic Noise: A History of Early Radio Astronomy 2009 - Cambridge University Press - 574 p none Benjamin K. Malphrus The History of Radio Astronomy and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory: Evolution Toward Big Science 1996 - Krieger Publishing Company - 199 p none W. T. Sullivan The Early Years of Radio Astronomy: Reflections Fifty Years after Jansky's Discovery 2005 - Cambridge University Press - 432 p none David Owen Edge and Michael Mulkay Astronomy Transformed: Emergence of Radio Astronomy in Britain 1976 - John Wiley and Sons Inc. - 500 p none Peter Robertson Beyond Southern Skies: Radio Astronomy and the Parkes Telescope 1992 - Cambridge University Press - 369 p New South Wales, Australia none W. M. Goss and Richard X. McGee Under the Radar: The First Woman in Radio Astronomy: Ruby Payne-Scott (1912-1981) 2009 - Springer - 354 p none
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Up Books - Telescopes and Observatories
Astronomy - Wikipedia Telescope - Wikipedia Category:Telescopes - Wikipedia History of the Telescope - Wikipedia List of Astronomical Observatories - Wikipedia Astronomical observatories by country - Wikipedia Astronomical observatories in the United States - Wikipedia Paris Observatory (estab. 1671) - Wikipedia Royal Observatory, Greenwich (estab. 1675) - Wikipedia United States Naval Observatory (estab. 1830) - Wikipedia Berlin Observatory (estab. 1835) - Wikipedia Pulkovo Observatory (estab. 1839) - Wikipedia Harvard College Observatory (estab. 1839) - Wikipedia Cincinnati Observatory (estab. 1843) - Wikipedia Allegheny Observatory (estab. 1859) - Wikipedia Washburn Observatory (estab. 1881) - Wikipedia McCormick Observatory (estab. 1885) - Wikipedia Dearborn Observatory (estab. 1888) - Wikipedia Lowell Observatory - Flagstaff (estab. 1894) - Wikipedia Mount Stromlo Observatory (estab. 1924) - Australia - Wikipedia Siding Spring Observatory (estab. 1924) - Australia - Wikipedia Perkins Observatory (estab. 1925) - Wikipedia Telescope Types - Wikipedia Largest Optical Reflecting Telescopes - Wikipedia Large Binocular Telescope - Arizona - Wikipedia Southern African Large Telescope - Wikipedia Gran Telescopio Canarias - Wikipedia Hobby-Eberly Telescope - Texas - Wikipedia W. M. Keck Observatory - Hawaii - Wikipedia Subaru Telescope - Hawaii - Wikipedia Very Large Telescope - Chile - Wikipedia The Giant Magellan Telescope - Chile Giant Magellan Telescope - Chile - Wikipedia Gemini Observatory - Hawaii, Chile - Wikipedia Multiple Mirror Telescope - Arizona - Wikipedia Radio Telescopes - Wikipedia National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Wikipedia NRAO Very Large Array (VLA) Very Large Array (VLA) - Wikipedia NRAO Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) Very Long Baseline Array - Wikipedia Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) Serge Brunier and Anne-Marie Lagrange Great Observatories of the World 2005 - Firefly Books - 240 p 1 David Aubin, Charlotte Bigg, and H. Otto Sibum (eds.) The Heavens on Earth: Observatories and Astronomy in Nineteenth-Century Science and Culture 2010 - Duke University Press - 400 p none Douglas Isbell and Stephen Strom Observatories of the Southwest: A Guide for Curious Skywatchers 2009 - University of Arizona Press - 192 p none Roger Hutchins British University Observatories 1772-1939 2008 - Ashgate - 560 p none W. H. McCrea The Royal Greenwich Observatory 1975 - Her Majesty's Stationery Office - none Brian Warner Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1820-1831: The Founding of a Colonial Observatory 1995 - Kluwer Academic Publishers - none Brian Warner Astronomers at the Royal Observatory Cape of Good Hope 1979 - A. A. Balkema - none David Gill A History and Description of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope 1913 - His Majesty's Stationery Office - none Tom Frame Stromlo: An Australian Observatory 2004 - Allen and Unwin - 400 p none Duane S. Nickell Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler: Visiting Astronomy and Space Exploration Sites Across America 2008 - Rutgers University Press - 256 p none Lick Observatory (estab. 1888) - Wikipedia Donald E. Osterbrock Eye on the Sky: Lick Observatory's First Century 1988 - University of California Press - 295 p 1 Helen Wright James Lick's Monument: The Saga of Captain Richard Floyd and the Building of the Lick Observatory 2003 - Cambridge University Press - 248 p 1 - from MAS 2009 Barry R. Parker Stairway to the Stars: The Story of the World's Largest Observatory 1994 - Plenum Press - 350 p (Mauna Kea) 1 Rolf Willach The Long Route to the Invention of the Telescope 2008 - American Philosophical Society - 116 p none Albert van Helden The Invention of the Telescope 1977 - American Philosophical Society - none Henry C. King The History of the Telescope 1955 - Dover Publications - 480 p none Louis Bell The Telescope 1922 - McGraw-Hill - none Deborah Jean Warner and Robert B. Ariail Alvan Clark and Sons: Artists in Optics 1995 - Willmann-Bell - 298 p none Fred Watson Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope 2006 - Perseus Books Group - 342 p aperture fever 5 Geoff Andersen The Telescope: Its History, Technology, and Future 2007 - Princeton University Press - 248 p resolution limitations, mirror design, adaptive optics, future telescopes 1 Isaac Asimov Eyes on the Universe: A History of the Telescope 1975 - Houghton Mifflin - 274 p 2 Richard Panek Seeing and Believing: How the Telescope Opened Our Eyes and Minds to the Heavens 1999 - Penguin - 208 p 3 Govert Schilling and Lars Lindberg Christensen Eyes on the Skies: 400 Years of Telescopic Discovery 2009 - Wiley-VCH; Har/DVD ed. - 132 p 1 Allan Chapman Dividing the Circle: The Development of Critical Angular Measurement in Astronomy, 1500-1850 1990 - Ellis Horwood - none Berton C Willard Russell W. Porter: Arctic Explorer, Artist, Telescope Maker 1976 - Bond Wheelwright Co. - 274 p none Steven J. Dick Sky and Ocean Joined: The U.S. Naval Observatory 1830-2000 2002 - Cambridge University Press - 800 p none George Willis Ritchey (1864–1945) - Wikipedia Henri Chrétien (1879–1956) - Wikipedia Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope - Wikipedia Donald E. Osterbrock Pauper and Prince: Ritchey, Hale, and Big American Telescopes 1993 - University of Arizona Press - none George Ellery Hale (1868-1938) - Wikipedia Yerkes - George Ellery Hale George Ellery Hale George Ellery Hale George Ellery Hale - Astrophysics Helen Wright Explorer of the Universe: A Biography of George Ellery Hale 1994 - American Institute of Physics Press - 1 Helen Wright The Legacy of George Ellery Hale: Evolution of Astronomy and Scientific Institutions, in Pictures and Documents 1972 - MIT Press - 293 p 1 Yerkes Observatory website History of Yerkes Observatory Yerkes Observatory (estab. 1897) - Wikipedia Otto Struve (1897-1963) - Wikipedia Largest Optical Refracting Telescopes - Wikipedia Donald E. Osterbrock Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution 1999 - University of Chicago Press - 394 p none McDonald Observatory - University of Texas McDonald Observatory (estab. 1939) - Wikipedia David S. Evans and J. Derrall Mulholland Big and Bright: A History of McDonald Observatory 1986 - University of Texas Press - none Mount Wilson Observatory (estab. 1904) - Wikipedia Allan Sandage Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: Volume 1, The Mount Wilson Observatory: Breaking the Code of Cosmic Evolution 2005 - Cambridge University Press - 664 p none Palomar Observatory (estab. 1948) - Wikipedia The 200-inch Hale Telescope - Wikipedia David Oakes Woodbury The Glass Giant of Palomar 1953 - Dodd, Mead - 390 p none Ronald Florence The Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope 1994 - HarperCollins - 2 Richard Preston First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe 1987 - Atlantic Monthly Press - 263 p 1 Dmitri Dmitrievich Maksutov (1896-1964) - Wikipedia Maksutov Telescope - Wikipedia A Photovisual Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope J. B. Zirker An Acre of Glass: A History and Forecast of the Telescope 2005 - The Johns Hopkins University Press - 343 p 1 W. Patrick McCray Giant Telescopes: Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology 2006 - Harvard University Press - 367 p 1 Wallace Tucker and Karen Tucker The Cosmic Inquirers: Modern Telescopes and Their Makers 2000 - Harvard University Press; AuthorHouse - 251 p the VLA radio telescope, the Einstein X-ray Observatory, the HEAC-3 gamma-ray experiment, the infrared astronomy satellite, and the Hubble Space Telescope none Peter L. Manly Unusual Telescopes 1995 - Cambridge University Press - 240 p none Lyman Strong Spitzer, Jr. (1914-1997) - Wikipedia Space Telescopes - Wikipedia Hubble Space Telescope - Wikipedia Herschel Space Observatory - ESA - Wikipedia James Webb Space Telescope - infrared - Wikipedia The James Webb Space Telescope - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope - Wikipedia Ultraviolet Telescopes - Wikipedia X-ray Telescopes - Wikipedia Bruce C. Murray Journey into Space: The First Three Decades of Space Exploration 1989 - Norton - 381 p 2 Michael Perryman The Making of History's Greatest Star Map 2010 - Springer - 275 p European Space Agency Hipparcos satellite none Lars Lindberg Christensen Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery 2006 - Springer - 124 p 2 Robert Zimmerman The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It 2008 - Princeton University Press - 287 p 2 Robin Kerrod and Carole Stott Hubble: The Mirror on the Universe 2007 - Firefly Books - rev. ed. - 192 p 4 Eric Chaisson The Hubble Wars: Astrophysics Meets Astropolitics in the Two-Billion-Dollar Struggle Over the Hubble Space Telescope 1994 - HarperCollins Publishers - 386 p 1 David Leverington New Cosmic Horizons: Space Astronomy from the V2 to the Hubble Space Telescope 2001 - Cambridge University Press - 507 p 1 Carolyn Collins Petersen Hubble Vision: Further Adventures with the Hubble Space Telescope 1998 - Cambridge University Press - 2nd ed. - 224 p 3 Carolyn Collins Petersen Hubble Vision: Astronomy with the Hubble Space Telescope 1995 - Cambridge University Press - 252 p 6 Edward Weiler Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time 2010 - Abrams - 144 p none Jay Barbree A Journey Through Time: Exploring the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope 1995 - Penguin Studio - 232 p 7 Simon Goodwin Hubble's Universe: A Portrait of Our Cosmos 1996 - Penguin Studio; Viking Penguin - 127 p 9 Tom Wilkie Visions of Heaven: The Mysteries of the Universe Revealed by the Hubble Space Telescope 1998 - Hodder and Stoughton - 205 p 3 Daniel Fischer Hubble Revisited: New Images from the Discovery Machine 1998 - Copernicus - 216 p 2 Stuart Clark Universe in Focus: The Story of the Hubble Telescope 1997 - Barnes and Noble - 128 p 2 Leo Marriott The Universe: [images from the Hubble Telescope] 2004 - Chartwell Books - 255 p 1 David Devorkin and Robert Smith Hubble: Imaging Space and Time 2008 - National Geographic - 223 p Hubble images 4 David H. DeVorkin Practical Astronomy: Lectures on Time, Place, and Space 1986 - Smithsonian Institution Press - 109 p 1 David Ghitelman The Space Telescope 1987 - Gallery Books - 143 p 2 Beyond Earth: Mapping the Universe 2002 - National Geographic - 255 p 2 The Herschel Space Observatory - far IR ESA - Herschel images online Wallace Tucker and Karen Tucker Revealing the Universe: The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory 2001 - Harvard University Press - 295 p 1 -------------------------------------